Interview with Ava Bellamy

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Trying to pick just five is super hard, these are not the top five but are some of my favourites.

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. This is a book that made me feel grateful for everything that I have in my life, good bad or indifferent.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fanny Flag. This was the first book that made me sob, so wonderful and so sad.

Anything by R L Mathewson. An author that I read without reading the back, laugh out loud funny and sexy books.

Pet Sematary by Stephen King. The first book to make me physically jump when I read the words.

Memoirs of a Geisha by Authur Golden. Epic book, I was there every step of the way, I could picture and feel everything throughout the pages.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I read on an iPad, through iBooks and Kindle App majority of the time.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was encouraged to write about an experience I had a few years back. I wrote the books that cover that period of time but then got distracted by another story that I needed to get out of my system which was how Pieces of Black series was born.
What do you read for pleasure?
I am a fan of every genre there is, depending on my mood. I started reading at school like most people but carried on, always having a book on the go. My mum, brother and aunt growing up were also avid readers and we swapped books all the time.
Describe your desk
My writing desk is my laptop on my knees. I also write ideas and tweaks on an app on my iPad and iPhone if I am at work and inspiration hits me. It is true, be careful what you tell a writer because it might just end up in a book.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I have my favourite authors that I will check out to see what they are releasing but I will also search out new authors and it is amazing when you discover a new writer that makes you disappear into a world. I love it when I find an author that I am in a hurry to finish their book so that I can read another one from them straight after.
Published 2013-11-15.
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